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Top Hat Special-Teas Incorporated

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234 W Evans St, Florence, SC 29501-3428
+1 843-629-8326
11:00 - 17:00
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Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Mint iced tea is simply divine! I'm from out of town but made a point to stop in every trip through Florence. After several years of this, I finally asked for the mint iced tea recipe and the owner obliged! I can now have this magnificent tea anytime! I still stop in when I'm in the area for great croissant... More 

Thank playcation
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I went for lunch recently with a family member. Although the food was quite good, the service was abysmal! Although there were very few tables filled - only 4 counting ours, I had to go find the waitress to place an order. She apologized and said that she was working alone but the owner and 2 other people were working... More 

Thank ebp2144
Florence, South Carolina
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80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The salads and sandwiches are very good. The salad combo is the best. Don't forget to order a scone. Definitely worth the wait. They have a good selection of teas. The iced fruit tea is wonderful and very refreshing on a hot day.

Thank VRSinSC
Florence, SC
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Located in the up and coming Florence downtown is a favorite lunch spot of mine. The lunch specials really are special here and wonderfully seasonal. I recently had a delightful lunch there with a friend and we both ordered the special, a great tasting taco tucked into perfectly ripe avacado halves. I had the side salad with the fresh, house... More 

Thank Nancy R
Florence, South Carolina
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Top Hat Special-Teas never fails to deliver for lunch! Always a joy! And, if you get a chance, visit for the tea servicef--superb!

Thank Debi-Panos
Florence, South Carolina
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Top Hat has the best strawberry tea I have ever had, and is one of the reasons I keep going back when ever I get the chance. They also have lunch and desserts. I have not had a bad lunch anytime I have been there. I love their chicken salad, egg salad and pimento cheese sandwiches on croissant. There is... More 

Thank actgdeva
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

All of the entrees are wonderful, always fresh salads and delicious homemade dressings. The daily soups are the best. The selection of teas and the scones are delightful. All of the desserts are delectable. Most comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. The staff and owner are lovely to everyone and greet you by name if you become a regular. I am sorry... More 

Thank Pat A
TopHatTeaLady, Owner at Top Hat Special-Teas Incorporated, responded to this review

Pat, thank you so much for visiting us yesterday. Also, thank you for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed your experience and I hope you will return soon and would love to pamper you and your granddaughter. Thanks again, Laurie Crouse More 

Florence, South Carolina, United States
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

I can't say enough good things about Top Hat! The food and service are just top notch! The tea menu is large and includes so many delicious teas! Don't skip on dessert! Order the scones!

Thank Anna H
Columbia, SC
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

A very special quaint place to have some food. They have good chicken salad. A very unique Buttermilk pie that is worth trying.

Thank Hugh1978
Florence, South Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

The staff and owner are the most amazing people. You feel as though you are family. The food is absolutely delicious. In fact both my husband and I crave the tuna melt on a regular basis. The homemade soups are second to none - not to mention the desserts. A favorite of ours

Thank Linda G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$8
Restaurant features
Delivery, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 W Evans St, Florence, SC 29501-3428
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +1 843-629-8326
Top Hat Special-Teas is a Tea Room providing lunch, as well as 4 course and 6 course teas. We are located in downtown Florence. Look for as bright pink building.

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